The Corner

Striking Sentence

Rick: I guess we have different readings lists. The most striking sentence I’ve recently read is: “I’ll split your head like a ripe melon!” Uttered by Conan, in Robert E. Howard’s “The People of the Black Circle.”

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.